Welcome to Railroad Picture Archives!

Front Page Pic This site contains a large collection of railroad pictures.  You will find photographs of many different railroads!   Browse the collection by locomotives present in the photograph, by the location the photograph was taken, or by locomotive model.  Visit the contributor sites to see the collection of an individual contributor.

Check out our interactive U.S. railroad map!  Each location a photograph was taken will appear on the map as a red dot.  You can zoom in and out to see detailed track configurations all across the U.S.  Registered users will have access to our U.S. Traffic Density map. Quickly find the busiest lines near you!

Traffic Density Map 2014 data update!  

newNew Feature: Heritage Units!  The locomotive search tool has been enhanced to support searching for heritage locomotives.  Follow the link to the locomotive search, type in heritage in the tag field and search!  More locomotive tags will be added in the future.

Want to contribute?  It's free!  First register for a user account by clicking on the 'Register' link on the left.  Once you have registered simply log into the site and click the Contribute link and follow the simple instructions!

The editors of this site will be selecting the best and most interesting photos as they come onto the site.  Each photo that is selected as an editors pick will have a red award icon visible on the top of the picture view page.  You can see the most recent editors picks by selecting the Editors' Picks link from the menu on the left.

You can see the contributor's favorite photos by going to the Contributor Picks link on the left.  On the Contributor's individual site, their picks will be accessible through the My Picks Link.  Each photo that is selected as an contributor pick will have a green award icon visible on the top of the picture view page.

Want to see the most recent photos added to the site all in one screen?  Click the Newest Photos at the top left and see all photos added to the site within a specified number of days.  This is a great way to see all of the newest photos on one page!

Note:  This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer 6.0 or above.
Select one of the links from the menu on the left to begin browsing the collection.
Site Stats
Photos: 4,603,743
Locomotives:  170,289
Rolling Stock:  1,071,686
Locations:  30,248
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Under the nose of B&O #4568
   -Added 6/24/2018 4:56:26 PM
Grassy Sound Bridge remnants.
   -Added 6/24/2018 3:42:21 PM
D&H and Adirondack RR Alco's in the fall of 1981
   -Added 6/24/2018 1:43:33 PM
Grandview Heights, OH
   -Added 6/24/2018 9:29:55 AM
BOCT NW2 #9511
   -Added 6/24/2018 8:03:00 AM
Marion, more NS.
   -Added 6/24/2018 7:55:38 AM
   -Added 6/24/2018 7:46:09 AM
Boston & Maine 4-4-2 Atlantics
   -Added 6/24/2018 7:15:50 AM
Boston & Maine 4-6-2 Pacifics
   -Added 6/24/2018 5:35:37 AM
Boston & Maine 4-6-0 #726
   -Added 6/24/2018 5:26:00 AM
CVSR 6771, the twin steps in.
   -Added 6/23/2018 9:58:57 PM
Catching up on some uploads.
   -Added 6/23/2018 9:44:17 PM
Shelburne, MA
   -Added 6/23/2018 9:42:36 PM
Tokyo Metro Lines.
   -Added 6/23/2018 9:26:59 PM
Boston & Maine 4-8-2 #4114
   -Added 6/23/2018 9:16:26 PM
CVSR 6777 journeys through Boston Mills.
   -Added 6/23/2018 8:38:24 PM
JR Chuo Line
   -Added 6/23/2018 8:11:22 PM
CVSR 6777 has an owie.
   -Added 6/23/2018 7:19:39 PM
Conrail GG1 waits for assignment at Morrisville
   -Added 6/23/2018 6:47:36 PM
AN depot and CSX in the capital city.
   -Added 6/23/2018 5:35:01 PM
June 2018 trip
   -Added 6/23/2018 4:26:47 PM
Mississippi goodies, Memphis, TN and Arkansas.
   -Added 6/23/2018 3:42:28 PM
Meridian and surrounding: June 2018
   -Added 6/23/2018 3:39:42 PM
Munroe Falls Ohio
   -Added 6/23/2018 2:51:15 PM
Vacation 2018
   -Added 6/23/2018 10:48:26 AM
SCL, Chessie, and N&W action in the Fall of 1977 and July, 1978
   -Added 6/23/2018 10:04:48 AM
Marion, NS saves the day.
   -Added 6/23/2018 7:47:42 AM
Cobra-hooded B&M 2-8-4's
   -Added 6/23/2018 7:14:24 AM
BM 2-8-0 Consolidations
   -Added 6/23/2018 6:45:46 AM
Sotetsu Railway
   -Added 6/23/2018 6:22:38 AM
B&M 0-6-0's
   -Added 6/23/2018 6:18:27 AM
Catching some rare throughbred visitors
   -Added 6/23/2018 3:58:39 AM
Chichibu Railway
   -Added 6/23/2018 2:57:00 AM
Shinkansens in Japan
   -Added 6/22/2018 10:37:00 PM
La Grange, TX
   -Added 6/22/2018 10:30:53 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Steam Locomotives of Japan
   -Updated 6/24/2018 5:38:23 PM
Miscellaneous RR
   -Updated 6/24/2018 5:16:02 PM
ATSF/BNSF roster
   -Updated 6/24/2018 5:14:15 PM
BNSF roster
   -Updated 6/24/2018 5:10:41 PM
CSX @ W.Trenton
   -Updated 6/24/2018 5:10:09 PM
UP Seattle
   -Updated 6/24/2018 5:08:03 PM
JRF (Japan Rail Freight)
   -Updated 6/24/2018 5:01:01 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 6/24/2018 4:57:40 PM
   -Updated 6/24/2018 4:46:30 PM
Big Canyon 06
   -Updated 6/24/2018 4:06:16 PM
   -Updated 6/24/2018 4:03:19 PM
Fathers day 2018.
   -Updated 6/24/2018 3:59:47 PM
Flat Cars
   -Updated 6/24/2018 3:57:59 PM
   -Updated 6/24/2018 3:53:19 PM
   -Updated 6/24/2018 3:34:12 PM
Breezy's roster shots
   -Updated 6/24/2018 3:33:30 PM
Long Island Rail Road Album
   -Updated 6/24/2018 3:32:32 PM
EB & WB UPRR Frts at Erie NV (Passing Siding)
   -Updated 6/24/2018 3:29:24 PM
   -Updated 6/24/2018 2:22:49 PM
Mississippi goodies, Memphis, TN and Arkansas.
   -Updated 6/24/2018 2:07:44 PM
New York & Atlantic Railway
   -Updated 6/24/2018 1:17:31 PM
Cramerton NC 2018
   -Updated 6/24/2018 12:39:28 PM
2018 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 6/24/2018 12:05:16 PM
Breezy's Blast from the Past
   -Updated 6/24/2018 11:41:13 AM
2018 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 6/24/2018 11:30:54 AM
   -Updated 6/24/2018 11:21:49 AM
IA/MN/WI/ND/MO/KS May 2018
   -Updated 6/24/2018 11:01:27 AM
JonRailVideos 2018 Railroad Image Album #6 JUNE 2018
   -Updated 6/24/2018 9:59:57 AM
Worthington, OH
   -Updated 6/24/2018 9:23:22 AM
2018 Montreal's Commuters.
   -Updated 6/24/2018 9:21:27 AM
1989 scans - CMP
   -Updated 6/24/2018 9:03:56 AM
UP Locals
   -Updated 6/24/2018 5:05:45 AM
   -Updated 6/24/2018 4:55:12 AM
Catching some rare throughbred visitors
   -Updated 6/24/2018 4:12:29 AM
Romance Cars of the Odakyu Electric Railway
   -Updated 6/24/2018 3:37:39 AM

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